Power Distribution Module suits high-current applications.

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Multiplexed Vehicle Electrical Center (mVEC) features up to 30 A per channel, to max of 200 A. As a networked controller and power distribution module, mVEC alerts operator to any system deficiency by sending information on status of relays and fuses via data bus to any networked display or telltale module. It can address vehicle multiplexing through J1939/CAN interface and other standard protocols. Unit is suitable for construction, agriculture, and heavy trucking.


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New Networked High Current Power Distribution Module Introduced at ConExpo

Wood Dale, Illinois - Bussmann Automotive Products, a division of Cooper Industries, announces the demonstration of its new multiplexed Vehicle Electrical Center (mVEC) for the first time at ConEXPO, March 15-19, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This new product is the result of a joint venture development of Bussmann and Vansco Electronics LP, Winnipeg, Canada. The mVEC is based on Bussmann's patented VEC and Vansco's proven vehicle networking technologies. Designed for managing high currents in a variety of applications, the mVEC features up to 30 amps per channel, to a maximum of 200 amps. As a networked controller and power distribution module, the mVEC alerts the operator to any system deficiency by sending information on the status of relays and fuses via the data bus to any networked display or telltale module. The mVEC can address vehicle multiplexing through a J1939/CAN interface, as well as other standard protocols. According to Matt McWhinney, Product Manager at Bussmann Automotive Products, "The mVEC is a timely expansion of Cooper Bussmann's successful Vehicle Electrical Center and allows OEMs to connect this high current Power Distribution Module on the vehicle information network." In addition, John Lion, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Vansco Electronics states, "This product serves a growing need in the on/off highway industry for an economical alternative to high current, solid-state power distribution modules. It is suitable for numerous applications including: construction, agriculture, heavy trucking, transit bus and coach, recreational vehicle, marine, and specialty vehicles." Cooper Bussmann, a division of Cooper Industries, manufactures and markets circuit protection products for the electrical, electronic, and automotive industries domestically and internationally. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO., Bussman has manufacturing facilities in three domestic and eight international locations and approximately 3,000 team members world wide. Cooper Industries Ltd., with 2004 revenues of approximately $4.5 billion, is a global manufacturer of electrical products and hardware. Incorporated in Bermuda, with administrative headquarters in Houston, Texas, Cooper has more than 27,000 employees serving more than 100 locations around the world and sells products in more than 50 countries, for more information, visit www.cooperindustries.com.

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